Remote Area Registered Nurse - Urapuntja Health Service

  • Employment Office
  • Alice Springs NT, Australia
  • 17 May, 2019
Permanent Full Time Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife

Job Description

About the Opportunity
Urapuntja now has multiple opportunities for full-time Remote Area Nurses to join their dedicated team in Utopia, NT. These positions are being offered on a 12 month contract basis, with possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Clinic Manager and working within a multidisciplinary team, these positions are primarily responsible for providing comprehensive primary healthcare to community members through the assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems.

The majority of your time will be spent delivering outreach services to the 16 community outstations, with the remaining time spent in Clinic.

Some key duties will include (but will not be limited to):
* Developing and delivering health programs with an emphasis on chronic disease management, prevention and STIs;
* Participate in opportunistic and community screening activities; and
* Performing consultations with community health program clients including the provision of basic physical examination and advice on the treatment and management of clients' health problems.

It is mandatory you be willing to participate in the after-hours on-call and emergency care roster.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must respect that Urapuntja is a DRY community.

About the Benefits
If you're looking for an opportunity to utilise your nursing skills in a new and interesting way, take on this challenging and rewarding opportunity within Aboriginal health!

Day to day you'll enjoy incredible variety across different health issues, and get to experience parts of Australia most people never see while you're at it! On days when you will be working in the Clinic, you'll enjoy a brand new , state-of-the-art and purpose-built building nearing the end of construction, with plenty of room, specialised access, and great patient flow.

On offer is a competitive base salary plus super and 24% on-call allowance!

You will also have access to a range of benefits including:

* A monthly RDO
* 6 weeks' annual leave
* Return airfares to your point of hire
* Leave loading
* Generous salary sacrificing options
* 10 days training leave to support your professional development
* 3 weeks remote area leave per annum

The successful candidate will also be supplied with rent-free, fully contained accommodation, including an allowance towards all amenities provided (internet, electricity, telephone)!

Urapuntja maintains a strong focus on safety of it's employees and ensures a 2-up arrangement is in place. You will always be accompanied by at least one other health care professional, and will be equipped with satellite phones and GPS trackers at all times.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the organisation and selection criteria, and to apply, please click "apply now".

Location: Australia and Oceania, Alice Springs

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